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    Plugging a saddle clamp hole

    Yes, it is. I can completely remove the clamp. Good idea on the coupling. Thanks! I'm surprised there isn't a rubber/pvc plug/gasket though..... This will be the next best thing.
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    Plugging a saddle clamp hole

    The sensor is cracked and leaking..... :(
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    Plugging a saddle clamp hole

    I'm removing an old sensor that is no longer needed. It will leave a 9/16" hole. Is there any sort of plug available? I'd rather not cut and couple the 2" PVC in this spot. Thanks!
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    Offline Chlorinator Plumbing with Pool/Spa combo

    I'll DM you to ask about your setup so that I don't derail this thread. Am interested to hear.
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    Offline Chlorinator Plumbing with Pool/Spa combo

    Thanks for the response. I have been considering the stenner option. If I went that route was thinking the Hayward Sense and Dispense or something similar. Was just looking for something a little simpler (and cheaper) for now.
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    Offline Chlorinator Plumbing with Pool/Spa combo

    It's a Pentiar/Rainbow tab chlorinator. I've been using the liquidator for the last couple of years and am looking to have both options. At the end of the season last year, My CYA was 30-40. Beginning of this season it's at 0. Between draining some for winter and all the rain, I can only guess...
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    Offline Chlorinator Plumbing with Pool/Spa combo

    Just thought a little more about this. If I plumb the outlet to the pool only, I risk draining the spa, albeit very slowly....... Hmm.
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    Offline Chlorinator Plumbing with Pool/Spa combo

    Looking for recommendations on where to plumb the outlet. Inlet would go after the filter but before the heater. Was thinking that the outlet should go on the pool return, not the main return since that would over chlorinate the spa if it's on for long. However, if its on the pool only and the...
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    Hayward Pool Pump Noise

    Yes, it does appear to be mostly from the rear. I was wondering if it was the cooling fan, but it seems too loud for that. I did not remove it for the winter. While I open the pool myself, I have a company close the pool for me. The pumps are "hard wired" so removing them for the winter would...
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    Hayward Pool Pump Noise

    I have a two year old pump that I just started up for the season two days ago. Was running fine until yesterday when I noticed it making a strange noise. See the video below. I haven't lost pressure and it seems to be functioning just fine, it's just loud. Thoughts...
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    Outside Philadelphia, Pennsylvania.
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    What about the risk to the travertine deck etc?
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    Almost zero FC loss overnight. The pool is crystal clear. If I don't put the floater back in and the pucks in the skimmer, I can almost guarantee that it will be zero by the end of the day though. I think I'm just going to remove the inline puck chlorinator and ozone generator. Keep the UV and...
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    I'll do the overnight test tonight, but I think it's important to note that I can keep FC levels if I use tabs in the skimmers. I rarely have to replace tabs in the chlorinator and I suspect it's because the flow through the chlorinator isn't enough. (More is being diverted to the cleaner pump...
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    Understood that with a CYA of 70, my FC should be around 7ppm. My original target was 1ppm with a CYA of 0-10 based on what the pool company told me.... along with telling me that UV, Ozone and a chlorine tab feeder was the new way to do things instead of SWCG!!! I have well water and couldn't...
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    Some added notes. I've thought about the SWCG and may do that down the road, but have opted to at least try the UV with Ozone and chlorine route. I'm trying to maintain a FC level of 1ppm which, from what I've read should be OK with the additional UV. I use a Taylor Test kit once per week and...
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    Bad Plumbing causing Chlorinator Issues?

    I have a 36k gallon pool and spa. I can't keep the chlorine levels stable and I believe it is due to the chlorinator placement and lack of flow. Here is a diagram of the layout: The pump runs for 10 hours per day, but every morning, the chlorinator is half full of air and little to no flow is...
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    Found this site too late - Need equipment recommendations

    In addition to the Ozone and UV I was putting 3" Chlorine Tabs into a floater to maintain FC levels as instructed by the pool service company recommended by the pool builder. That was supposed to be until they installed an in-line chlorinator which was only installed last week. Will start using...
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    Found this site too late - Need equipment recommendations

    Patrick / Jim, Thanks for the responses. The main timer was originally set for 12 hours, I think I reduced it to 10 hours but honestly can't remember and the "on" pin was removed during closing. The cleaner ran for 1.5 hours in the morning, every morning. One thing I forgot to mention is that...
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    Found this site too late - Need equipment recommendations

    So... The pool company I hired to build my pool last year were not very good at educating me and I stupidly didn't do enough research. They installed a single speed 2HP Hayward Main Pump. An additional 2HP Hayward pump for a water feature. A 1HP booster pump for the cleaner. The entire system is...
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    Brand New Equipment Install - Am I overreacting?

    Jim R, Good question. I had setup a camera to take a picture every minute, never thought to look. Looks like you are correct, two for the main and two for the water feature. They don't look to be connected..... I have spoken with the pool builder MANY times, during the build and after, when...
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    Brand New Equipment Install - Am I overreacting?

    Jim R, Thanks for the response. One concern I have with using the deep heat constantly is that, as I understand it, the pump for the waterfall also pulls from the main drain, so if the deep heat circulation is running at the same time as the waterfall, there is a good chance that the "hot"...
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    Brand New Equipment Install - Am I overreacting?

    Here are a couple of pics of the equipment with some descriptions of what I think is wrong. Thanks for taking a look!
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    Brand New Equipment Install - Am I overreacting?

    I had an inground pool with spa and waterfall installed last summer. They finally installed the inline chlorinator today.... 7 months after completion!?!?! I'm not happy with the plumbing install and here's why. 1. They forgot to install the "deep heat" plumbing initially, so they did so later...